Dancehall artist Alkaline and Jay Will, the director for his “After All” music video has issued an apology to members of the Jamaica Contabulary Force (JCF) following heavy scrutiny relating to the images depicted in the music video.
“With respect to the situation surrounding the video Afterall, which was released on May 18, 2017 and directed by Jay Will, the artiste reserves the right to creative licence in expressing the contents of the song artistically with the relevant props,” the statement read.
“However, we do understand the position of the JCF (Jamaica Constabulary Force), considering the rise in crime and violence in the country. The management, therefore, would like to apologise to the JCF and or anyone who may have been affected by the contents portrayed in the video. No ill intentions were meant or directed towards any member of the JCF and we are in full support of the fight against crime and violence in Jamaica.”
The apology follows a directive by current police Commissioner George Quallo, who ordered a full investigation into the authenticity of several aspects of the music video, including guns, police personnel and marked JCF vehicles.
Cops were reportedly outraged by the gun touting imagery portrayed in the music video, and in particular a scene which depicted a woman dressed in police attire performing sexual favors on the vendetta deejay.
According to cops if their investigations can prove that the guns depicted are in fact real there could be arrests in the near future.